On the podcast we talk about a number of topics including how to improve computer science curricula at Universities so that we can turn out developers with real-world skills and ensure that people are studying the skills that they are most suited for.
We also talk about the differences and similarities between online and offline marketing, finding your marketing voice, being authentic, engaging your audience and building your network.
The podcast features musical tracks as well as the interview with yours truly. I’ve highlighted the sections where I appear on the playlist below if you want to skip straight to the interview.
Unfortunately the interview was cut short because I had to leave to deal with a client emergency and we weren’t able to take up the interview again, but Jess edited things so that the ending isn’t too abrupt.
00:00 Mic Break
00:21 Like a Lie – Copeland
04:42 A Real Hero – Electric Youth
09:03 Mic Break
09:47 Lay Your Wet Head Down – Emby Alexander 13:26 Interview w/ Paul pt. 1
25:40 POC – Filmstrip
28:29 MMS 1970s – Filmstrip 30:54 Interview w/ Paul pt. 2
41:21 Sun/Shadow – Holy Ghost Tent Revival
45:37 Mic Break
46:05 Windows Painted Shut – Jam Jars
50:16 Saplings – Jam Jars
This past weekend I had the pleasure of hanging out on Skype, being interviewed by Bill Rake of The ABCs Of Whatever Podcast.
For those of you not familiar with the their podcast – let’s just say that it’s fairly conservative with respect to the shows I’m normally involved in, but that proved a great opportunity to have a friendly discussion about Atheism, agnosticism and all things religion.
This audio I am posting here is from my backup recording and features just the interview without all the other segments of the show. The final audio posted by Bill has some weird echoing on his side that makes him incomprehensible at times but those problems do not exist in the version I am posting here.
Bill goes one-on-one with Paul O’Flaherty, the host of Nothing Serious Podcast. Paul is a “Level 7″ atheist (you gotta listen to find out what that means!), a great podcast host, a jovial Irishman, a new Dad, and a thoughtful guy. Bill tries to get to the heart of atheism and point out some areas where he and Paul disagree.
After 5 failed attempts to record this episode frustrations run just a little bit high as Daniel, Paul and Steven discuss quitting the internet, Islamophobia, 3D phones, paid YouTube channels, Warner Brothers abusing Nyan Cat and more…
Stay tuned to the end of the show as this episode also features an edited interview with author Peter Clines of the ExHeroes series. You can listen to the complete interview where Peter and Paul discuss everything from Peters books, to surviving the zombie apocalypse and Doctor Who at here.
Adams appears to have had his account suspended for posting the email address of Gary Zenkel, the President of NBC Olympics, with twitter claiming that it breached their guidelines, however, all that Adams posted was the public corporate address which is available to anyone with access to Google.
Of course, there’s a lot of (probably very well deserved) claims of corporate censorship involved in this story, but the reason I’m posting it is because it brought this Big Think interview with Henry Rollins to mind, where Rollins talks about how the internet has opened up new worlds of instantaneous communication, and new opportunities for media and governments to obscure and evade the truth.
But it has also allowed media to become convincingly transparent while they become mischievously and maliciously non transparent and in the media now, what you get now is lots of opportunity to get information and lots of opportunity for the information to be misinformation, disinformation, non information, distractive information, when we should be looking at this we’re going to find out about the Kardashians…
At SOBCon08 last weekend, she sat down with Paul O’Flaherty from FuelMyBlog to chat about music, blogging, business and new opportunities for musicians using social media.
From the interview (below): “…blogging for me has enabled my creativity to reach people who wouldn’t in a hundred years go out to a club.”
I’ve posted the interview (less than 15 minutes) below so business owners – musicians and otherwise – can see a successful niche blogger share what she’s learned about social media that’s made her successful.
If you were a real artist, you wouldn’t need a blog …all you would have to do is paint in your studio, or hang out with your instrument, creating and creating, while the masses of adorers who are feverishly running around looking for someone to adore just continue to find you even though you spend all your time making your art. If you build it, they will come, right? If you were a real artist, they would come and they would discover you. Wouldn’t they?